Bertram Primary students get a meal-making education


Bertram Primary School students learn how to make Udon noodles at Intergrain.
Bertram Primary School students learn how to make Udon noodles at Intergrain.

BERTRAM Primary School students learned how to make Udon noodles last week as part of the 5000 meals initiative.

The 5000 meals project involves children cooking for those in need, with meals cooked by the students packaged and distributed through the community.

Students honed their culinary skills using Ninja, a new variety of noodle wheat developed at the Intergrain facility in Bibra Lake.

The opportunity was organised by teachers at the Prepare Produce Provide organisation.

Co-founder Cath Macdougall said Bertram was one of 30 schools to be involved and had impressed everyone with their efficiency. “Each school’s target is to make 500 meals; many schools make more,” she said.

“Bertram Primary, one of many invited by Intergrain to tour the facility to learn about the aspects of wheat, how it is developed through to the final stages of production, has made more than 800 meals.”

Intergrain’s involvement stretches to the Perth Royal Show in September where some students will pair up with celebrity chefs to make noodle dishes in front of a live audience.